moving

The Things I’ve Shredded

I’m moving to Texas next week, and I’m not bringing the contents of my filing cabinet with me. Nor am I leaving them in the ALDI bag that’s been sitting in the corner of the bedroom of me and my husband’s Chicago apartment, waiting for me to decide whether to take them to a Kinko’sMore »


California Moving Company Will Move You Out Of An Abusive Home For Free

California moving company ‘Meathead Movers’, a company founded in 1997 by student athletes, has partnered with the domestic violence-prevention nonprofit Good Shepherd to help move those who were living in domestically abusive partnerships.

You may be thinking, “this is a weird as hell name for a company who is helping domestic violence victims” More »


The 17 Stages Of Moving (In GIFs!)

I am thoroughly convinced that the moment you begin the process of moving, you can be written off by your loved ones as lost to temporary insanity until you’re settled in your new place. A huge chunk of the Frisky staff has made a move these past few months, so the stress is still unpleasantly… More »


Gift Guide: For The Homesick Transplant

Moving away from home to a new city or country can be a great thing, but everyone misses their roots now and then, especially during the holidays. Here’s what to gift your favorite homesick transplant to keep her old home in her heart while she makes a new home in her current digs. … More »


How Much Space Do You Need To Really Be Happy?

I’ve had one fork in my apartment since I moved in six months ago. Some may find this sad, but I find it liberating. No longer do I feel like I need to live in this self-imposed multiple fork prison that culture demands from us. Why do I need to spend more money on forks… More »


The Worst U.S. Cities To Live In During A Zombie Apocalypse

Should there ever be a zombie apocalypse, I’m getting the hell out of New York City. Real-estate website Trulia has just saved us all some trouble by letting us know which U.S. Cities would be the worst places to seek refuge should the dead rise and revolt, and the city that topped the chart may… More »


3 Topics To Discuss Before Moving in Together

If you and your significant other finally decided to take that giant leap of financial and emotional faith and move in together, know that this is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Before you eagerly sign the dotted line on your lease, take a look at some things you should sit down and… More »


How To Know If You’re Ready To Move In Together

Moving in together is a big step in a relationship, which is why many couples want to be sure they are ready before they take the leap. However, discerning whether or not the time is right can be a challenge. Should you be together for six months? A year? Who knows!

That’s why… More »


Girl Talk: In Favor Of Following Your Heart

My best friend works at a handmade art market in Portland. She meets a lot of interesting people when she’s sitting at her booth selling necklaces — earth mamas who share recipes for homemade toothpaste, wood carvers who claim very matter-of-factly that they were born on a different planet, chakra healers and aura seers and… More »


The Pros & Cons Of Moving Across The Country Vs. Moving Across Town

At this time last year, I was making the longest move of my life so far: from Portland to Nashville. This afternoon, I’m making the shortest: our new place is about two miles from this one. After moving across the country, I assumed this move would be a breeze. I mean, a two-mile move is… More »


10 Signs You’ve Settled In To Your New City

This week marks the year anniversary of my big move to Nashville. I can’t believe it’s already been a year. On the one hand, it feels like I’ve been here forever, and on the other, it feels like about 2 weeks has passed since we sold all our stuff and set off on our cross-countryMore »


Girl Talk: You Can Run Away From Some Problems

In the months leading up to my move from Portland to Nashville, my life wasn’t exactly going smoothly. My family situation was growing more stressful by the day. Some of my closest friendships had turned toxic. I felt extremely out of place in the hipster culture that dominated the city. My boyfriend wasn’t happy in… More »


Girl Talk: The Things You Realize When You Move To A New City

I moved to Charlotte a few months ago by way of Syracuse, New York. I left my family, the only place I’d ever lived, and snow in both May and October to check out life down south. Since I was Syracuse born and bred, I didn’t fully realize how monumental moving is until I did… More »


15 Ways To Make Friends In A New City

Making friends as an adult is always a bit tricky. You can’t rely on the instant bonding powers of living in the same dorm or loathing the same chemistry teacher to create your social circle. People are super busy with jobs and relationships and kids. It seems like everyone is happily ensconced in their current… More »


8 Things I Learned From Selling All My Belongings On Craigslist

In preparation for our move to Nashville, my boyfriend Nick and I took Ami’s advice and decided to sell most of our stuff instead of spending the money to move it 2,300 miles. So for the past few weeks, we’ve been welcoming a string of Craigslist buyers into our home as we clear out all… More »


10 Ways To Maintain A Long Distance Friendship

As you know, I’m moving from Portland to Nashville in a couple weeks (gulp). I’ve started selling most of my stuff and getting all the logistics figured out, and everything’s going pretty well so far. There’s one thing, though, that’s been weighing on me since I began the process of relocating my life: I’m freakingMore »


How To Move Across The Country Without Having A Nervous Breakdown

So, huge news: my boyfriend Nick and I are moving from Portland to Nashville, Tennessee! Remember when we visited last year and were totally smitten with the city? Well, our lease is up at the end of this month, and we’ve decided it’s the right time to give southern living a try. Neither of us… More »


Could You “Slow Decorate” Your Living Space?

You know those people who move into a new house or apartment, and seem perfectly happy to live out of boxes for, like, ever? Yeah, I’m not one of those people. As soon as I moved into my new apartment, I began unpacking, organizing and putting things away. I really hate having to live inMore »


5 Things To Do When You Move

For the past two weeks, I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to prepare for the biggest change in my young adult life. I am moving to New York this week and while I’m extremely excited, I’m also just as anxious and panicky. I’ve learned that moving to a… More »


Where Would You Live If You Could Live Anywhere?

Ever since I visited London last year, I’ve become obsessed with moving there. I loved everything about it: the history, the people, the food, the fashion, the TV shows about medical oddities. And the toffee pudding? My god, the toffee pudding! I live in Portland right now, which definitely has its charms (many of which… More »


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